Assistant Buyer

Location : Name
Vistry Cotswolds
Contract Type
Permanent - Full Time
Site Posting Location
Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham

Role Overview

In a Nutshell…

We have a new opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join our team within Vistry Cotswolds, at our Bishops Cleeve office in Cheltenham. As our Assistant Buyer you will be responsible for assisting and supporting the Buyer/s to ensure specified materials are available on site to meet programmes and assist with the efficient running of the material purchasing function. This must be within full compliance of the Best Practice procedures and the Company’s Health, Safety & Environmental Policies.

We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.

Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic Salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • A good knowledge of construction methods and materials
  • 2 years’ experience in housebuilding/construction
  • Strong mathematical and IT ability
  • Ability to assess and analyse information.
  • Good business sense
  • Good understanding of budget management
  • Negotiating and networking skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Able to work under pressure, and accept criticism of work
  • Good team working skills
  • Accurate with an eye for detail
  • Willing to work extra to meet deadlines as and when the business needs require it

Desirable –

  • HNC/ ONC or Degree in Construction
  • Working towards being a chartered member of the Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)

More about the Assistant Buyer role…

  • Assist the Buyer/s to ensure materials are delivered to sites in line with site programmes and specification and are purchased at competitive prices.
  • Produce site specific material schedules
  • Assist the Buyer/s in the collation of documentation and issuing of material tender enquires for new sites/phases.
  • Assist the Buyer/s in the assessment and comparison of material quotations.
  • Process new material orders.
  • Process site purchase orders for replacement materials and assist in production of monthly reports detailing expenditure.
  • Work with the Buyer to research new products.
  • Carry out the invoice checking procedure and where necessary negotiate credits.
  • Assist the commercial team in the management of aged debt.
  • Continually monitor material lead times, keeping build and site managers informed, instigate forward material allocation when necessary.
  • Assist with site call-offs.
  • Provide general assistance to the Commercial department as and when required.
  • Assist the site teams in chasing deliveries, keeping build and site managers informed of any delays.
  • Attend departmental meetings as required.
  • Deal with queries from site managers.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with colleagues in other departments.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.



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